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Annual Golden Oak Awards
(The "Oakie" Awards)

Winner's Webpage

The Druid Academy Nomination Award Committee (DANAC) consists of members of the Henge of Keltria (HoK), Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF), the Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA), Order of the White Oak (OWO), the Reformed Druids of Gaia(RDG) and the Missionary Order of the Celtic Cross (MOCC) which was previously known as Reformed Druidic Wicca (RDW).

The DANAC members wish to learn more about happenings in their own group, and in other groups, and encourage the best by acknowledging the annual accomplishments of modern Druids.

NOTE: The full colorful list of photos, poetms and essay contents can be found at www.rdna.info/danac.doc.

1. Most interesting internal grove project. Non-exhaustive examples include: liturgical design, fund- raising, recruitment, education, development, site-planning, web- development, meeting style, festival/meeting idea, etc.

2009 Winner: No Entries
2008 Winner: No Entries

2. Inspiring external project by a grove or member (s) of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. Non-exhaustive examples include: activism, ecology, public outreach, legal moves, publishing, charity, civic involvement, interaction with other religious organization, etc.

2009 Winner: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: Sacred Circle TV interview
2008 Winner: Anna Marie Dostalova of the ADF Czech grove
Description:Pagan & Christian: breaking the vicous cycle
2008 Winner: Grove of the Golden Horse (Keltria)
Description: Healing the Lake exercise
2008 Honorable Mention: Damin Carr (OWO)
Description: Eco-Centre Campaign in the UK.

3. Greatest hardship overcome by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG. Publicly admissible, of course, no gossip please. Non-exhaustive examples incluede: persecution, financial obstacles, medical impairments, isolation, time constraints, educational restraints, etc.

2009 Winner: Isaac Bonewits (ADF)
Description: Personal Health Crisis
2009 Winner: Maudhnait (Keltria)
Description: Family Tragedy
2008 Winner: SGT Coisiche MacNuada (aka Shane R Novy) (OWO)
Description: Illness and Headstone Campaign

4. Best Poem or song released by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, OMS/RDG.

2009 Winner: Scott Schumacher (RDG)
Description: The Labyrinth
2009 Winner: Jon Pagano (Multiple)
Description: The Earth Spoke
2009 Winner: Jon Pagano (Multiple)
Description: My Own Land
2008 Winner: Aauriane Veleda (Keltria)
Description: Where I Am - A View of the Path
2008 Winner: Phagos(RDNA/RDG)
Description: I paint you in Dark Stars
2008 Honorable Mention: Karl Schlotterbeck (Keltria)
Description: At the Threshold of Tomorrow

5. Best work of Art completed or released by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, ORDG. Non exhaustive examples: painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, clay, collage, photography, etc. Dance choreography will be considered if an internet video is provided. Collaborating artists will receive a single prize.

2009 Winner: No entries

2008 Winner: Dan Ivanov(RDNA)
Description: "The Stag"
2008 Winner: Thomas Bulter(RDNA)
Description: "Harvesting by Moonlight"
2008 Honorable Mention: Christine Wityshyn (ADF)
Description: "Sepia Berries" & "Little Frog"
2008 Honorable Mention: Wren Taylor(Keltria)
Description: "Sanctuary"

6. Best craftwork completed or released in 2008 by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, OMS/RDG. Non exhaustive examples: leatherwork, metalwork, clothing, needlepoint, moulding, weaving, jewelry, basketry, woodwork, stonework, etc. Food, drink, cosmetics and brewing can't be tested easily enough in disparate parts of the U.S. Collaborative craftspeople will receive a single prize.

2009 Winner: Sebastien Beaudoin (RDNA)
Description: "The Ritual of the Night" Pottery
2008 Winner:Sebastien Beaudoin (RDNA)
Description: Pottery
2008 Winner: James Simpson (RDNA)
Description: Celtic Four-Fold Wheel of the Year Tree
2008 Honorable Mention: Daibhaid O'BroderFiodoir (OWO)
Description: Valley Forge Weaving

7. Best academic book released by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, ORDG. At least 50 pages in length, can be on any subject somehow applicable to "Druidism", modern or ancient, such as history, religion, crafts, art, philosophy, spirituality, ethnicity, language, etc.

2009 Winner: No Entries

2008 Winner:Ellen Evert Hopman(OWO)
Description: A DRUIDS HERBAL FOR SACRED TREE MEDICINE

8. Best novel released by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, ORDG. At least 50 pages in length

2009 Winner: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: The Priestess in the Forest
2008 Honorable Mention: Tezra Reitan(NRDNA)
Description: Takuhi's Dream

9. Best short story by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG, usually under 50 pages with a Druidical bent.

2009 Winner: Jeffrey Heyer (RDG)
Description: The Black Crow Calls
2009 Winner: Jackier Greer (RDNA)
Description: Imbolc
2009 Winner: Michael Scharding
Description: Battle of the Three Wizards
2008 Winner: No Entries

10. Best "Druidical" essay or article by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, RDG

2009 Winner: Jenne Micale (Keltria)
Description: One essay in "Talking About the Elephant"
2009 Winner: Irony Sade (RDNA)
Description: On Raising Children
2009 Winner: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: "Celtic Cosmology: Two Seasons, Three Worlds..."
2008 Winner: Searles O'Dubhain (Keltria)
Description: Druids Across Europe
2008 Winner: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: Druids who were also Women
2008 Honorable Mention: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: Encounter with the Horned God
2008 Honorable Mention: Topaz Owl (Keltria)
Description: Fiery arrow of Imbas

11. Best movie or video-clip or instructional video, that advances the positive perception of Druidism in some way produced by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, or OMS/RDG.

2009 Winner:ADF Tribeways (ADF)
Description: Tribeways Podcast
2009 Winner: Irony Sade (RDNA)
Description: Playing Harp
2009 Honorable Mention: Ellen Evert Hopman (OWO)
Description: Celtic Cosmology DVD
2008 Winner: No Entries

11. Life time achievement by a member of ADF, Keltria, RDNA, MOCC, OWO, or RDG.

2009 Winner: Isaac Bonewits
A unanimous decision, for his 33 years of publications, organizing activity, presentations, wit, humor, research and dedication to Druidism. A giant in the field, known by all. May he have another bountiful 33 years to inspire and harrangue the rest of us.

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PRIZE:
Winners of each the 10 DANAC awards will receive a $33.33 prize from the Druid Academy, a blessed pretty rock, and international fame and kudos.

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